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When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the frontline that she abandoned her husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be reunited.
In the case of Uzma Ayub, repeatedly raped for one year by several policemen and one army serviceman, the police and perpetrators have requested the court to grant permission to settle the case outside the justice system. But Uzma, the 16-year-old victim refused and asserted her conviction that the perpetrators should be prosecuted according to the law.
Birth of a baby must be a blessed event
But mine was nothing short of a curse
Daddy's face didn't shine. Drums didn't make noise
No shots were fired. No ceremony was held
The Center for Women’s Justice, in cooperation with Kolech, filed a petition to the High Court of Justice today against Religions Affairs Minister Yaokov Margi, Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, and the chief rabbinate, demanding that they publish new guidelines allowing single women, divorcees and widows to immerse in the ritual bath (mikveh) in Israel.
Samajhdari (meaning "Mutual Understanding") is a 30-minute weekly radio programme produced by Equal Access in Nepal that aims to cover the correlation between violence against women (VAW) and HIV/AIDS from the listener's point of view, providing discussion and advice on situations that affect real people - in particular, women.
These talking points are based on the outcome of the National Consultation on Agrarian Single Women: Distress, Access to Livelihood, Services, India, which brought together a range of intellectuals, academicians, social and grassroots activists along with rural single women and widows of rural India. The consultation addressed issues related to the agrarian crisis and farmer suicides in a most comprehensive way and also discussed the multiple crises and the extremely challenging circumstances that single rural women face with total despair.

The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill was introduced by Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar and passed unanimously by the upper house of the federal parliament, Pakistan Television reported.

Veronica Nzoki has been a resident of Endui in the Mwingi District in Eastern Kenya for almost 50 years. She could still remember how the water flowed throughout the year, enabling them to grow food that will help them survive the dry spells. But this is no longer possible today.

Veronica Nzoki has been a resident of Endui in the Mwingi District in Eastern Kenya for almost 50 years. She could still remember how the water flowed throughout the year, enabling them to grow food that will help them survive the dry spells. But this is no longer possible today.

European universities are failing in the way they use human resources. Women are underrepresented at the top levels of academia, and there are good reasons to think that this damages universities.

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The Afghanistan government is asking female television presenters to start wearing headscarves and avoid heavy makeup.

According to the BBC, on 15th February Somali government forces and their African Union allies launched an offensive on Afgooye town near Mogadishu to flush out Al-Shabaab fighters. The town is home to the biggest concentration of IDPs in Somalia, with an estimated 400,000 people living in shanty dwellings.

Shakila, 8 at the time, was drifting off to sleep when a group of men carrying AK-47s barged in through the door. She recalls that they complained, as they dragged her off into the darkness, about how their family had been dishonored and about how they had not been paid.

Iran’s Ministry of Education has announced it will soon publish separate school textbooks for boys and girls, creating another area of gender segregation in the Islamic republic.

Female prisoners should be allowed temporary release from jail to visit their children, a High Court judge has ruled.

Female prisoners should be allowed temporary release from jail to visit their children, a High Court judge has ruled.

It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage.

Urban poor women members of the Samahan ng Maralitang Kababaihang Nagkakaisa (Samakana) vow to strengthen their ranks to advance the rights and welfare.

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF)—a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with disabilities—today announced its first 2012 grants round, “Implementing Our Rights.” Grantmaking in this round will be targeted to disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) in India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, and Ukraine.

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF)—a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with disabilities—today announced its first 2012 grants round, “Implementing Our Rights.” Grantmaking in this round will be targeted to disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) in India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, and Ukraine.

Bothaina Kamel is a novelty and a provocation in a single breath. The only woman running for Egypt's presidency, she travels without an entourage, wears a bracelet that says "Make poverty history," can outlast the most exasperating heckler in the crowd, and has no chance of winning.

Regular small cash payments to girls and young women can enable them to resist the attentions of older men and avoid HIV infection, according to a new study.

Regular small cash payments to girls and young women can enable them to resist the attentions of older men and avoid HIV infection, according to a new study.

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Regular small cash payments to girls and young women can enable them to resist the attentions of older men and avoid HIV infection, according to a new study.

Regular small cash payments to girls and young women can enable them to resist the attentions of older men and avoid HIV infection, according to a new study.

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